Yes, you CAN play 1080P movies on a 1440x900 monitor! Your video software will simply re-sample the video and you will loose just a little quality.
I have heard this before, but not sure how quick or easy it is. I like to click play and it plays.
I used to have a eeePC and it was something like 600p, so every time I tried to play a 720p movie with VLC (king of all)
it would stutter and be unplayable. My conclusion was that the screen resolution is the problem.
My original question is aimed at, what uses is a 900p better than 768p screen, besides gaming? I'm not sure if it is
worth it to buy a 1440x900 when my only purpose is a cheap second screen for more screen space.